Our Executive Team

It's all about the people

Our Executive Team is responsible for leading our business across the nearly 30 countries we cover throughout Europe and Australia.  Each member of the team has a wealth of experience in business intelligence provision together with extensive specialism expertise.  Together with this, we have passion for our business and our industry.  At the heart of every decision we make are our people:  our customers, our employees and our investors.

Paul Dunkley

Chairman

Paul Dunkley is one of the most successful and highly-regarded entrepreneurs involved in the automotive sector.

Paul led the Management Buy-Out of Camden Motors Limited from Barclays Bank PLC in 1996 and has successfully led the growth of a number of outstanding businesses including Allen Ford (UK) Limited, Car Shops Limited and Camden Ventures Limited.

 

 

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In recent years, Paul's ventures have diversified and now include commercial activities outside the automotive world.

Lindsey Roberts

CEO

Lindsey joined Autovista Group in October 2014 as Chief Executive Officer.

She has almost 30 years' experience in media and business information and has always worked in a diverse, global environment.  She has considerable experience in building quality, digital subscription businesses in complex commercial sectors and believes in creating an open, creative but ultimately results-driven organisational culture where the customer is paramount.

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Prior to Autovista Group, Lindsey was Chief Executive Officer for the business intelligence division of Informa plc. At Informa, her experience included running businesses across a number of formats and sectors including pharmaceuticals, healthcare, law, banking, insurance, technology, maritime and transport.

She has particular experience in moving legacy print businesses to digital and, in the past, has specifically been focused on businesses where there needs to be a high-level of cultural change. She has been involved in either leading or integrating over 20 acquisitions to the value of more than £1.5bn in her career to date - many of them operating across several jurisdictions.

Prior to Informa she worked as Publisher in the Professional Information division of Thomson Reuters.

Lindsey has an English degree from the University of Nottingham and later obtained her MBA from Cass Business School.

 

Giles Catron

CFO and COO

Giles joined Autovista in April 2015 as Chief Operating Officer, adding Chief Financial Officer to his remit in 2016.

He is a publishing professional with a 30 year career in the industry spanning both consumer and business to business publishing on a global scale. He has a track record of driving commercial performance and developing high performance teams. An avid sailor, Giles honed his team building skills whilst sailing across the Atlantic with a largely amateur crew in 2014.

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Prior to Autovista Group, Giles was Chief Operating Officer for the business intelligence division of Informa plc. At Informa his experience included leading international technology, client retention and finance teams as well as commercial roles across industries from pharmaceuticals, maritime and transport to law and financial services.

He has driven major projects including outsourcing, ERP systems implementations, restructuring and acquisitions across the UK, Europe and the US. Prior to Informa, Giles held a variety of finance and operational roles with the UK arm of News Corporation.

Giles is a qualified Chartered Management accountant who loves cars, and also, boats.

 

 

 

Andy Harwood

Corporate Finance Director

Andy has considerable commercial experience in all areas of finance, tax, treasury, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructuring, debt finance and disposals and for most of his career has worked internationally managing diverse and complex businesses with most of his roles being heavily focused on the technology and media sectors. 

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Before joining Autovista Group, Andy spent four years in professional services with Deloitte in their corporate recovery team in London, advising companies as they went through financial and operational re-structuring.  

Previously in his career, Andy held a variety of senior financial and operating roles in both private equity and industry.    These ranged from start-ups to FTSE 100 companies, including time spent with BT's digital media businesses and the BBC.

John Evans

General Counsel

John is Group General Counsel having joined Autovista in November 2012.

He has considerable commercial experience and before going in-house he was a partner and head of department in global and national law firms, having started his career in London specialising in commercial litigation.

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Previous to Autovista Group, John was General Counsel of a London-based Investment Management firm where he took part in a management buyout from the US owner and experienced the turmoil in the financial markets in 2008. He was a regular speaker at legal conferences and seminars in the UK, Europe and the USA. He has wide experience including acting as company secretary of a hovercraft manufacturer and non-executive director of the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust.

John worked in three German law firms at an early stage of his career and speaks German. He is married to a French and English dual qualified lawyer who has improved his ability to converse in French.

He was at Gonville & Caius College Cambridge (MA, Law) and the College of Law.

John loves cars:  he enjoys competing in classic car rallies, collecting, maintaining and talking endlessly about old sports cars.